I know that many of my readers are veterans and active duty service members. Nothing could make me prouder.
Those who serve the United States are the noblest and most self sacrificing fighting men and women in history.
Not just because they are Americans, but because they must do battle overseas.
They must leave their families and their friends for far-flung, God-forsaken locations where they are often unwelcome, fighting in the belief that their efforts will ultimately protect America. They usually are not doing the obvious work of protecting our borders, but heading out to another land in the faith that their leaders have sent them to the right place to do the right thing.
A part of their mission is almost always to help another nation secure its freedom as well. Even if they are spit upon for doing it.
They are selfless, brave, and dedicated. They are the best at what they do. And they are all heroes.
Thank you all for your service to this great country.